As an associate with the firm’s Intellectual Property and Licensing group, Julia assists clients with commercial, regulatory, technology and privacy matters. Before joining LW, Julia articled and then practiced with the Technology Law group at national law firm in Toronto. Julia holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa, with a designation in Law and Technology. During law school, Julia completed internships at Shopify and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). Julia previously worked as a journalist, reporting for the Ottawa Citizen and the Financial Post.
Julia’s experience in the SaaS industry allows her to give clients an edge when negotiating commercial deals. Her breadth of experience in intellectual property law, advertising and marketing laws, and privacy compliance enables her to provide well-rounded advice on technology matters.
Recognition & Awards
- 2014 Winner (Law Student Category), Canada’s IP Writing Challenge, IP Osgood/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- 2011 Canwest/Don McGillivray Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Business Journalism
- Moderator, “Contracting in the Era of the European Union’s New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”, OBA Privacy & Access to Information Law, 2018
- “Changes to Ontario’s Health Information Privacy Law Include Breach Notification, Increased Penalties” (3 June 2016) Mondaq.
- “Canadian Trademark Law Adapts To Online Software Licence Sales” (30 March 2016),
- “Database protection a reality? How the professional and fantasy sporting worlds could benefit from a sui generis intellectual property right” (April 2015) 27 Intellectual Property Journal